Francis Marion University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
M.Ed. Instructional Accommodation
M.Ed. Learning Disabilities
M.A.T. Learning Disabilities
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The M.Ed.-LD (add-on) & M.A.T.-LD (initial certification) programs concentrate on preparation to work with students with learning disabilities. The Instructional Accommodation program, which originated at FMU, prepares teachers to work with divergent learners.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist N/A
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 2
Concentrations offered
Education, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Special Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Educational Psychology
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track N/A
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 12

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 9 full-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 9
Average experience teaching online courses 2 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 1 full-time; 1 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 20
Maximum class size 25

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad No
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus students Mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All

Retention

One-year retention rates N/A

Graduation

Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate N/A
Program target time to graduate N/A
Required time to earn degree N/A

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